The Best PDF Highlighter App for Mac and Windows


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PDF is the most common document type in which to share files. We send them around all the time; instructions, contracts, RFPs, proposals, even resumes and cover letters. When you need to send it back with notes, or pass it on to a colleague with the important parts called out, it can be tough to get your ideas across. While one of their biggest advantages is that they're "permanent"files not conducive to editing, it's also one of their biggest pitfalls; manipulating them can be a bear of a task. Luckily, there are a multitude of tools on the market designed to help you edit PDFs more easily. However, with so many PDF highlighter App options floating for Mac (10.15 Catalina included) and windows around it can be tough choose which one to use. Luckily, we found the best one for you.

Highlight PDF Files with The Best PDF Highlighter App for Mac and Windows

PDFelement Pro for Mac — The Best Way to Highlight PDF Files

PDFelement Pro is loaded with features that make it possible for you to edit a PDF as easily as you can edit a Word or Docs document. The PDF highlighter app (Mac) comes complete with hefty editing tools that allow you to mark up the PDF however you need; by editing or adding text, inserting images, creating links, or including watermarks. The PDF highlighter app (Windows) also allows you to totally convert your document from a PDF to word document, so you can have all of your content in an easy to edit format.

Some Best Features of The PDF Highlighter App include:

  • Marking up and adding notes to documents, like highlight, cross out, sticky notes, text box, shapes, and even hand-drawing tools.
  • The ability to easily edit a PDF as if you were using a word processor.
  • PDF to word conversion so you can grab and re-use PDF contents, as well as editing the exiting document. Bonus- your document will look the same in Word as it does as a PDF.
  • Splicing and Integrating PDF documents, making it possible to take only the pieces you need or make a combined version of two separate PDFs
  • The possibility to easily fill out PDF forms, like invoices and contracts
  • Removing and re-ordering pages to make the PDF read the way you want it to

How to Use iSkysoft PDF Highlighter App(Mac and Windows)

Step 1. Download The Desktop App

In the homepage of PDFelement Pro, you can easily download the program both for Mac and Windows. You can choose to demo the PDF highlighter app first with the free trial, or you can buy the tool outright.

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Step 2. Import PDF Files to the PDF Highlighter

Import your PDF by opening iSkysoft Editor Pro and then clicking "open file"and selecting the PDF you'd like to edit from your drive. You can also opt to drag a file from your desktop, finder, or menu into the app directly.

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Step 3. Highlight PDF Files

Get to highlighting! Your highlighter, underline, and strike through tools all exist in the "Comment"menu. Just click on the mark up icon, and then go to your formatting tool bar and click on the arrow on the left hand side. Now when you click and drag to select text, you'll see buttons pop up for highlighting, underlining, and strikethrough. Pick whichever is best for your text.

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And that's it! PDFelement Pro is incredibly easy to use, and allows you to make all the changes you need to your document. Plus, iSkysoft put together a comprehensive guide for how to use the app, so if you ever get stuck you can find all the information you need on their website!


Ivan Cook

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